Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Slowing Down Social Security's Retirement Age Increase

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, November 18, 2010

The fact is that the Simpson-Bowles proposal would effect a slower future increase in the retirement age than that already occurring under current law...

Analysis and Commentary

Will India Surpass China?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, November 18, 2010

A growing number of commentators are pushing the argument that India will overtake China in the coming years. Their belief rests on the fact that India is a democracy, that its system of government is better suited to coping with the ups and downs of economic dislocation and political unrest...

Analysis and Commentary

SF and the Lite Stuff

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, November 18, 2010

“Babylon by the Bay” has an opening in City Hall what with the incumbent mayor, Gavin Newsom, set to become California’s next lieutenant governor. As one might expect of San Francisco, what comes next for the city is anyone’s guess...

Analysis and Commentary

The George W. Bush Fixation

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Obama’s serial fixation on his predecessor made little sense when he first took office — and it has now become a disastrous misreading of political realities...

Analysis and Commentary

Step up, India

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, November 18, 2010

The world's largest democracy and Asian regional power must put aside short-term interests and embrace its principles to help a nonviolent, democratic movement succeed in Burma...

Analysis and Commentary

Confused About Fed Policy?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Those on both sides include distinguished professors at prestigious universities, with equal IQ and knowledge of economic models and data sources. Yet, two groups propose opposite policies...

Analysis and Commentary

The Politics of the Ghailani Verdict

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Ghailani verdict is going to play badly–very badly–in the political arena...he only thing that will matter in the political sphere will be that prosecutors won a conviction on only one of 285 criminal counts...

Analysis and Commentary

Voting Present Beats Losing

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

For Obama to continue pressing his agenda would further the ongoing destruction of the Democratic party in 2012. However, there are some reasons to believe that he may well instead prefer to vote present, as in his Illinois past, and thereby stave off catastrophe...

Analysis and Commentary

How Our Best and Brightest Measure Up

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. discuss a new study finding that U.S. schools are producing a smaller percentage of high-achieving math students than are schools in many other countries.

Analysis and Commentary

International Law Needs to Man Up to Pirates

by David Davenportvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Why hasn’t international law been more effective in dealing with the problem of piracy? Ironically, laws of universal jurisdiction...were largely developed to deal with piracy on the high seas centuries ago, yet in the 21st century, we still have pirates...

Analysis and Commentary

The Economic Consequences of America’s Elections

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November’s mid-term elections were a sharp rebuke to the vast expansion of government spending, deficits, and debt in the United States...

Interviews
Interviews

Michael Spence on the world economy

with Michael Spencevia Economist Online
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Nobel laureate on how major emerging economies are pulling the others along and why the rich world needs to make sacrifices...

Interviews

What Obama could have done differently

with Russell Robertsvia Minnesota Public Radio
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Midmorning takes a look at Obama's policy efforts to give the economy a boost. We ask not only what the President could have done, but what can he do now to improve employment numbers...

In the News
In the News

Do you blame the housing market on the Fed or the 'glut'?

with John B. Taylorvia Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, November 18, 2010